Margarita Maira

Governance and Youth

Ms. Margarita Maira (Chile) is a Project Coordinator at Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente, a civil society organization that seeks to strengthen democracy in Latin America. Ms. Maira is committed to strengthening governance in Latin America and has led campaigns to engage youth in dialogue with decision makers and political candidates. Additionally, she has worked with emerging leaders in Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia, training them on how to develop advocacy strategies and engage in public policy. Her experiences include working with former Chilean President, Michelle Bachelet’s digital communications team and with Chile’s Ministry General Secretariat of the Government. Ms. Maira’s fellowship will focus on how to create effective spaces where youth can relate to public policies and government issues. Her discussions will examine practical ways to make governance a topic of interest for younger generations and will explore opportunities to connect youth to democratic institutions.